Attachment and Life History Strategy
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Response or Comment
Del Guidice, adrenarche, attachment, cooperative breeding, evolution, life history theory, mating, middle childhood, phenotypic plasticity, reproductive strategies, sexual selection, stress
Biological Psychology | Psychology | Social Psychology
Del Giudice addresses a complex and pertinent theoretical issue: the evolutionary adaptiveness of sex differences in attachment styles in relation to life history strategy. Although we applaud Del Giudice for calling attention to the problem, we regret that he does not sufficiently specify how attachment styles serve as an integral part of a coordinate life history strategy for either sex.
Figueredo, A. J., Sefcek, J. A., & Olderbak, S. G. (2009). Attachment and life history strategy [Peer commentary on "Sex, attachment, and the development of reproductive strategies," by M. Del Giudice]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32(1), 26-27. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X09000077